At Hiccups & Buttercups, we've teamed up with MoonKin to release two sets crystals with a New Mother Intention Kit and a Fertility Intention Kit. The products we are offering feature a collection of stones, with the products to care for them to help you feel supported on your journey to and during motherhood.
Miche from MoonKin says the collaboration is founded on a shared vision to help and heal mothers and mothers-to-be and a passion for driving forward the power of female entrepreneurship.
Crystals & Chakras
The Hiccups & Buttercups and Moonkin collaboration came about following our brand founder receiving a MoonKin Birthday Kit and falling in love with it. Her passion for crystals and their healing properties inspired her to share what she had found with her customers at Hiccups & Buttercups.
Crystals are phenomenal for releasing pent up energy in your chakras and can help you heal. This is hugely important as you move your way through parenthood, and crystals can help both mum and baby in so many different ways.
We have the Fertility Intention Kit to help you conceive and the New Mother Intention Kit to help you with the massive changes that ripple through your world as your family grows.
In this article, we'll guide you through:
- What the different chakras mean
- How the stones work
- How to cleanse and maintain your stones
- Helpful hints and tips on how to use your stones and where to place them
Understanding the Chakras
Chakras refer to the energy centers that are in the body. Starting at the base of the spine, they run all the way to the crown. There are seven in total:
- The root chakra - also known as the Muladhara, is red and responsible for making you feel stable and grounded. It is also associated with feelings of self-sufficiency and ambition. This chakra can be located at the base of your spine.
- The sacral chakra - also known as the Svadhisthana, is orange and controls sexuality, desire and wellbeing. It is found just below the naval.
- The solar plexus chakra - also known as the Manipura, radiates the colour yellow and regulates your self-worth and confidence. It is located in between the navel and the lower ribcage.
- The heart chakra - also known as the Anahata, is green and controls feelings of love, trust and compassion. It's located in the center of the chest, just above the heart.
- The throat chakra - also known as the Vishuddha, represents communication, trust and truth. Its colour is light blue, and it's located at the base of the throat.
- The third eye chakra - also known as the Ajna, is purple and governs intuition and imagination. It is found between the eyes.
- The crown chakra - also known as the Sahasrara, is violet and white. This chakra controls your spirituality and your connection to others and the universe. It is located at the crown of the head.
Sometimes, chakras can become blocked or unbalanced, and this can impact your physical, mental, and spiritual health. MoonKin's kits are designed to help you realign and rebalance your chakras, and retune with yourself, your desires, and your intentions.
How the kits work
According to Miche, while all stones heal and most protect, she believes that each stone has its own special superpower. These superpowers, she says, come from the minerals, vibrations and energy held within each stone. Every stone will have different vibrations, which is why it's important to only use particular stones for specific purposes.
The New Mother Intention Kit includes many healing products that can help calm, soothe, and recenter. We'll walk you through them now and explore how they work.
The Peach Moonstone is associated with change and new beginnings. This is why it's such a perfect stone to include within the bundle. As a new mother, everything is likely to feel different and somewhat up in the air, and this stone is incredibly grounding. It will help you to recenter yourself and return to your roots. When you become a new mother, many women often feel like they are taking on a new identity. However, this stone will help you stay true to your authentic self, regardless of all the changes that you encounter in your new role as a mother.
Selenite is a white stone, which can help you feel more relaxed and calm. Of course, motherhood brings with it many changes, and this stone will help you feel more balanced whatever challenges you encounter on your journey.
This kit also includes the Amethyst stone. This is a purple stone that is perfect for helping you with those sleepless nights that lie ahead. That's because this stone is excellent for relieving stress, anxiety, and restlessness. This effect derives from its high vibrations.
Another stone that is fantastic for emotional calming is the Smokey Quartz stone. This grey stone can help lift feelings of negativity and depression. As a high vibrational stone, Amazonite can also help to banish woes and feelings of pessimism. This is a wonderful stone to use while meditating.
As a new mum, it's completely natural to have doubts and concerns about your abilities, after all, it’s a role like no other. The Labradorite can help cast out your internal fears about motherhood and help you recognise and embrace your identity as a brilliant mother.
The Fertility Intention Kit also offers a fantastic range of products to help you on your fertility journey. The kit includes a Carnelian stone, which aids feelings of passion and determination. This red stone is specifically for your sacral chakra, where the reproductive organs are located.
Another stone in the kit, connected to your sacral chakra, as well as your solar plexus is the Orange Calcite. This stone can help unblock the creative and sexual energy required for creating a child.
An essential part of this kit is Obsidian, a dark black stone with an incredible ability to shield energy and provide spiritual protection, clearing away and absorbing negativity. This stone grounds you which and can relieve stress and help to stimulate growth.
Our collection also includes the Moon Stone, which is black and white. Known for representing new beginnings and femininity, this stone taps into your intuition and prepares you for the changes of motherhood.
The Rose Quartz included within this set is great for boosting feelings of self-love, and stimulating blood flow. The Clear Quartz, which Miche calls the 'queen of all the stones', is a cleansing stone that supports the immune system and cleanses the aura. This ensures that your body is ready to welcome new life into it.
How to cleanse your stones
It's important to make sure that you look after your stones in order for them to work at their most optimal level. Your stones will have already started to absorb energy as soon as your package is opened, so cleansing them is vital.
To cleanse your stones, you can use your Palo Santo, Sage or Salt. Sage is brilliant for cleansing. Miche says that sage can essentially neutralise energy in your space. Particularly for mothers using stones in the New Mother Intention Kit, with many visitors and well-wishers coming to see your newborn, sage is a must. You may wish to combine this with lavender in your home which will promote feelings of calmness.
Palo Santo, meanwhile, will help to eradicate negative energy in you, your home and your stones. To use this cleansing method effectively, begin by holding it over a lit candle for 20 seconds. Let it burn for a little bit, and then, simply blow it out. This will cleanse the surrounding area, and whenever you're feeling overcome by negative energy, use this method for clarity and serenity.
Tips on how to use and where to put your stones
Stones work differently in different locations, so we've put together some tips that will help you get the most out of them.
For the Peach Moonstone, it's best to place it in a location that you associate with 'me time'. This could be your study, living room, or bedroom, wherever you retreat to focus on yourself and where you feel most relaxed.
The Selenite stone should be placed at the entrance of your home. Alternatively, you can put it at the door of your baby's room. The reason behind this is that it will cleanse anyone that enters your house or your child's room to ensure that no negative energy is intruding on what should be a peaceful and relaxing place.
Another stone that works well at the entrance of your house is the Smokey Quartz. However, if you want to benefit from its energy on the go, you can keep on your person to accompany you on your travels. Similarly, placing Labradorite at the entrance of your door can help to ward off any evil presences; it can also bolster inner strength within you throughout the day.
As a stone associated with relaxation, Amethyst can be placed in your bedroom or your child’s room. That said, before placing the stone in these locations, it's crucial to establish your intentions. This can be achieved through holding the stone and communicating with it what you want it to bring into your life and your baby's life.
Amazonite’s calming energy can be most easily accessed through meditation. Place this stone in your non-dominant hand and focus on your breath to feel its benefits.
The stones found in the Fertility Intention Kit can be held inside the White Abalone Shell included within your kit. Shells are symbolic of the womb and offer a place of protection, making it the perfect home for your stones.
The Carnelian stone included in your fertility kit can be used meditatively too. Placing this on your sacral chakra can help focus your energies to create new life through passion and love. That's not to say this is the only way to use this stone. You can also vocalise your intentions while holding it to help you on your journey to creating a new life, and expanding your family. The Orange Calcite can be used in meditation too. Placing this stone between your legs while meditating can help you on your journey to conception.
Meanwhile, the Rose Quartz stone works best when kept near the bedroom, the place where you and your partner begin the journey to conception together. It can also be worn close to the heart, on, for example, a necklace.
These stunning kits were made to bring calm and serenity into the lives of mums and mums-to-be. It can be a stressful time bringing a new child into the world, but these kits will support you every step of the way.
The New Mother Intention Kit is a fabulous present for a baby shower, while the Fertility Intention Kit supports those who are trying to conceive and grow their family. Both of these kits can be found on the Hiccups & Buttercups website under gifts.
Happy meditating from the Hiccups & Buttercups team x